ACTOR SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR GANG RAPE
The Washington Times
Joseph Son, a 40 year old bit actor who appeared in the first Austin Powers movie, wassentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the violent 1990 gang rape of aSouthern California woman. He was found guilty of one felony count of torture on August 25after being linked to the crime through DNA evidence. Son and co-defendant Satiago LopezGaitan, 40, abducted the then 19 year old victim as she was walking her dog by her apartment onChristmas Eve. The woman was driven to Huntington Beach and repeatedly raped and sodomized inthe back of the car at gunpoint. They also pistol-whipped her and repeatedly threatened tokill her, counting the bullets and telling her she was going to die. She begged for lifebefore they released her, naked, badly injured and blindfolded with her own pants. Evidencewas collected but the case eventually went cold until Son pleaded guilty to felony vandalism in2008 and violated probation that he was required to provide a DNA sample which was linked to DNAcollected from the woman in 1990.
(Santa Ana, California)